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  • Fx 3.5, Workflow, WCF and "Durable Services"

    I came across this idea of "Durable Services" in Workflow V3.5 and I thought I'd have a stab at explaining what I saw here. "Durable Services" look to be a set of extensions to WCF that ship in System.WorkflowServices.dll . From what I can see, "Durable Services...
  • LINQ and the Entity Framework - Announcement

    There's an announcement over on the Data Access Team's blog about the ADO.NET Entity Framework . In a nutshell, Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities will ship in the first half of 2008, not with "Orcas". "Microsoft is defining a migration plan for customers...
  • LINQ to Video #11

    For the initial post, see here . Today's Video Title When Do Queries Execute? Topic LINQ to SQL Publication Date 30th April, 2007 Download Link (best to save, not stream) http://mtaulty.com/videos/nuggets/l2s/11_mt_l2s_whenqueriesexecute.wmv Description With...
  • "Orcas" Workflow: wsHttpContextBinding and netTcpContextBinding

    I was thinking about the two bindings that look to be present with the WF bits in Fx 3.5 "Orcas" Beta 1 which are wsHttpContextBinding and netTcpContextBinding. This is purely me experimenting with the bits so apply a large(r) pinch of salt. These are interesting...
  • RadControls for Silverlight

    Blimey ! http://www.telerik.com/demos/aspnet/silverlight/Cube/Examples/RoomDesigner/DefaultCS.aspx Very nice demos and very easy syntax. I guess this is just the beginning? :-)
  • "Orcas" Beta 1. Workflow Changes. WorkflowServiceHost.

    I spent my first few minutes trying to understand the Workflow changes in Beta 1 of "Orcas" today. So far, what I'm aware of is that there are a couple of new activities called Send and Receive which couple Workflow to WCF rather than just ASMX web services...
  • LINQ to Video #10

    For the initial post, see here . Today's Video Title Dealing with Nulls Topic LINQ to SQL Publication Date 27th April, 2007 Download Link (best to save, not stream) http://mtaulty.com/videos/nuggets/l2s/10_mt_l2s_nullability.wmv Description With the .NET Framework...
  • Silverlight

    I'm saying nothing because, as always, I know nothing but I agree that this is an interesting question; http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=351 I guess it's TBD at this point.
  • LINQ to Video #8

    For the initial post, see here . Today's Video Title Concurrency Topic LINQ to SQL Publication Date 25th April, 2007 Download Link (best to save, not stream) http://mtaulty.com/videos/nuggets/l2s/08_mt_l2s_concurrency.wmv Description The LINQ to SQL framework...
  • System.Linq.Expressions

    One of the parts of the "story" that I attempted to tell here that underpins the flexibility we get here is the ability of the compiler+framework to take a Lambda and represent it as a piece of data. I used this bit of code to try and highlight where the "differences...
  • .NET Developer Network

    Last night, I spoke at the newly formed .NET Developer Network in Bristol, as below; The group has been brought together by Guy Smith-Ferrier who's done a great job of getting the group up and running, setting up the website, finding a venue (although he's...
  • LINQ to SQL - Dynamically Constructing Queries

    Update - I annotated the last code fragment here which puts the pieces together because I don't think it was very clear (especially if you've not played with LINQ to SQL yet) exactly what goes on. Hopefully it's now a bit clearer. Someone dropped me a mail...
  • LINQ to Video #7

    For the initial post, see here . Today's Video Title Updating Data Topic LINQ to SQL Publication Date 24th April, 2007 Download Link (best to save, not stream) http://mtaulty.com/videos/nuggets/l2s/07_mt_l2s_updates.wmv Description We've covered off inserts...
  • Exceptional LINQ

    I hit a bit of a strange scenario the other day where I was trying to construct some XML using LINQ to XML so I thought that I'd share. I was trying to take a process list from my machine and turn it into XML (just for demo purposes) and I ended up with something...
  • (C) 1982 Sinclair Research

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Spectrum I remember reading the brochure at the kitchen table and then waiting an eternity for them to ship it (and then the endless cycles of sending it back to get it fixed and/or upgraded :-)). According to Slashdot...
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